Former county treasurer who stole $161K sentenced

Beth N. Sallee

MCKEE, Ky. (AP) — A former county treasurer in Kentucky who stole $161,000 by writing unauthorized checks to herself has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Beth N. Sallee of McKee must also repay the money to Jackson County.

U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom said during Sallee’s sentencing Tuesday in London that she considered Sallee’s work history and her vow to make full restitution as well as the serious nature of the crime in determining the sentence.

Sallee pleaded guilty in February to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of wire fraud.

She admitted to writing unauthorized checks to herself and forging the names of other county employees on them beginning in 2013. She resigned from the position in 2016 and was indicted last year.